Auction 122, Lot 186

"United States of North America (Eastern & Central)", Ettling, Theodor

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1860 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

36 x 33.5 inches
91.4 x 85.1 cm

This uncommon edition is a composite of Ettling's six maps of the United States, originally published in "The Weekly Dispatch." The map has outline hand coloring, and covers the country from the Rocky Mountains eastward. The map shows several possible routes explored for the proposed Pacific Railroads, as well as the tracks of Fremont, Whiting, Connelly and others. Numerous forts and Indian tribes are located. The 24 segments fold into a 7.5 x 10" clamshell box covered in brown buckram with the map title, date and publisher printed on a label that is pasted down on front. Good topographical detail throughout. This example has been dissected and backed with new linen.


Condition: A

Map has some light soiling and a few unobtrusive repairs below title. Linen and box are near new.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/5/2007